Don't Wait For The Future As This Retro-Futuristic Niche That 440,000 Americans Are Obsessed About Is Profitable Now

Filed in Niche Market Ideas by on December 13, 2015

Going Sci-Fi is the way to go.

Or maybe fantasy is...

Why not both?

Going retro-futuristic is the thing these days and only recently, this became something of a big deal.

Steampunk is the niche that's going to be under the microscope today and we're going to 'hack' it apart...until we reach the state of post-apocalyptic times and we start wearing goggles instead of sunglasses.

This niche is very profitable, full of goods and products to sell, and packed with an hungry audience who are mostly based in the states.

We'll reveal how much money is being spent, why it's profitable, what products are being sold the most so you can get an idea of what you can do for your potential audience.

You'll discover what the most popular content is, who the most influential people are, the most popular social media hubs, blogs and forums.

All of the reports that we create are thoroughly researched and designed to give you a head start in making a profit from the niche.

We try and choose niches that have a wide range of different business models available but the vast majority would make perfect blog / authority sites monetized by affiliate marketing.

 

                                                                                                

Market Size:

  • The knowledge of STEAMPUNK among the consumers has risen by 16% compared to previous year
  • From 2009 to 2012, IBM's researchers found, the amount of steampunk chatter increased eleven-fold
  • Since 2010, more than two dozen U.S. department stores and specialty retailers have become steampunk savvy
  • Mainstream will pick up on Steampunk by 2014
  • During 2015, IBM predicts that steampunk will shift from low-production, high-cost "craft" manufacturing to mass production.

Source: lexicalist, businessnewsdaily, ibm

 Demographics:

  • There is a ratio of 46:54 between male and female for steampunk knowledge
  • Women post 70% of Steampunk tweets 84% of pinterest pins
  • 88% of the chatter is out of the US
  • 63% of people discussing Steampunk style are under 30Source: lexicalist, ibm

 

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Niche Demand 

 

KeywordAvg Monthly Searches
Steampunk450,000
Steampunk clothing33,100
Steampunk Fashion12,100
Steampunk art9,900
Steampunk images1,600

 

The table above shows the monthly searches on Google for this niche.

Combined they add up to a over 500,000 searches a month and that's not including the thousands of long tail keywords that we haven't covered.

This is a huge niche with a lot of demand.

 

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Common Searches

 

Google.com
Steampunk art
Steampunk fashion

 

Yahoo.com
Steampunk clothing
Steampunk fashion
Steampunk art
Steampunk movies
Steampunk images

 

Bing
Steampunk women
Steampunk clothing
Top 10 steampunk movies
Steampunk weapons
Victorian steampunk
Steampunk costumes for women
Steampunk crafts
Steampunk concept art

 

Amazon.com
Steampunk clothing
Steampunk googles
Steampunk jewelry

 

As you can see people are searching for everything from steampunk clothing to jewelry.

This shows just how passionate this audience are about the niche.

 

Niche Growth & Monthly Searches

 

 

Steampunk is a relatively new niche and is predicted to boom even further as popularity grows.

This means there’s plenty of room for you to jump in with a unique angle as the niche has only recently boomed in popularity a few years ago and this is also a benefit since all the market research has been done for you.

All you have to do is jump in and take advantage of it and dominate the market.

 

Sub-Niches To Explore

  • Steampunk jewelry
  • Steampunk clothing
  • Steampunk markets
  • Steampunk movies
  • Steampunk fashion
  • Steampunk art May also be interested:
  • Steampunk festival
  • Steampunk sculptures
  • Retrotronics
  • Neo victorian
  • Rococopunk
  • Museum of history

 

 

Most Popular Content

Use the ideas here to create similar content for your site.

 

Most Popular ContentShares

Russian Artist Creates Steampunk Animals From Old Car Parts, Watches And Electronics
169,700
Steampunk Animal Sculptures Made Of Scrap Metal By Hasan Novrozi94,100
Our Favorite Heroes and Villains Get a STEAMPUNK MAKEOVER!39,100
Man Builds Functional Steampunk Gatling Gun (VIDEO)34,800
Steampunk Lion: Step By Step From A Blank Page To The Complete Drawing32,000
Lindsey Stirling Goes Steampunk in Her ‘Roundtable Rival’ Video « Nerdist29,400

 

As you can see people excited and motivated to share content such as steampunk electronics in this niche.

 

Domain Name Ideas

 

Domain Names
mysteampunk.co
mysteampunk.net
mythesteampunk.net
mythesteampunk.org
steampunk.agency
steampunk.digital
steampunk.one
steampunk.solutions
steampunkonline.me
steampunkonline.net

 

Influential People In The Niche

 

NameTwitter HandleFollowers
Airship Ambassador@airshipembassy4410
SteampunkWorldsFair@steamworldsfair7992

 

These are the 2 most influential people in the market niche on Steampunk niche.

Network with them. Highlight or feature them in your content. Interview them. Use them to do research.

These people are NOT your enemy, but instead potential partners who can send you traffic and work with you.

 

Affiliate Products:

The types of items you can market to Steampunk Niche is apparent when you look at the offerings online. People are looking for Steampunk accessories, special clothes etc.

 

Products on Amazon:

Amazon has almost 2.4 million products listed, ranging from just zero to Hundred dollars.

 

 

Best Selling Products On Amazon:

 

ProductAvg/PriceReviewsRating
Camellias Women's Steel Boned Tamra Velvet Steampunk Corset$59.9954.3

Charmian® Women's Retro Goth Steel Boned Brocade Vintage Steampunk Bustiers Corsets
$42.001914.4

Steampunk Victorian Gothic Womens Costume Show Girl Skirt
$38.95124.7
Steampunk Victorian Goggles welding Glasses diesel punk--gcg$24.991414.5

Steampunk Trinket / Jewelry Box Steam Punk Stash
$13.99334.2

Rubie's Costume Steampunk Top Hat With Chains and Buckles
$19.20253.7

The Steampunk Bible: An Illustrated Guide to the World of Imaginary Airships, Corsets and Goggles, Mad Scientists...
$18.621284.4

 

There will always be newer and better products which means buying the latest and items that will generate sales as well as repeat sales for you.

 

Products Available On Other Platforms

ShareASale.com:

There are almost 90 merchants on ShareASale selling items related to Steampunk.

 

share a sale products

 

Most Popular:

 

MerchantCommissionCookie Length
Fanplusfriend.com3%90 days
HipsAndCurves.com8-10%30 days
Totally Costumes10%60 days
DesignByHumans10%30 days
HalloweenMart10%120 days

 

Retailers On CJ.com

There is one retailer on CJ.com with affiliate programs related to Steampunk.

 

RetailerCommission3 Month EPC
Crazyinlove S.L.8%Euro 9.89

 

Other Affiliate Programs & Offers

These are independently run affiliate programs.

 

RetailerCommission Cookie
thesteampunkmuseum20%N/A
buycostumes13%60 days
thinkgeek9%45 days

 

Google Play Apps

AppsPrice
Steampunk DefenseFree
Steampunk TowerFree
Steampunk GO Keyboard ThemeFree
Steampunk Go Launcher Ex ThemeFree
Cool Theme-SteampunkFree

 

iTunes Apps

AppsCategoryStar RatingReviews
Steampunk TowerGames3.5226
Steampunk DefenseGames4.51229
Steampunk Racing 3DGames4.588
Clockwork Brain - Training with Insanely Fun PuzzlesGames4.52502
MachinariumGames4.57178

 

Blogs, Forums And Social Media 

Use these forums, blogs and social media groups to get content ideas, network, drive traffic and inspiration.

Google blog search shows about 4,770,000 pages, so there's no shortage of content ideas and bloggers to network with.

 

Top Steampunk Blogs:

 

BlogSocial MediaEmail List
daily-steampunkYesNo
ageofsteamYesYes
beyondvictorianaYesYes
sandee-and-amelie.blogspotYesYes
steamingeniousYesYes
steampunkscholarYesNo

 

Use these blogs for content ideas, networking opportunities, guest posting, traffic and more.

 

Top Steampunk Forums

 

ForumMembersPosts
brassgoggles26419780587
thesteampunkempireN/AN/A
steampunk.wonderhowtoN/AN/A
amazon/forum/steampunkN/AN/A
steampunkN/AN/A

 

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Social Media

Facebook has tens of 1000’s of people interested in STEAMPUNK.

It's a great place to network, advertise, get traffic, meet others in the niche and more.

 

Facebook Most Popular Pages

 

Page# of Likes
Steampunk701,532
Steampunks3,211
Steampunk’d23,526
SteampunkCouture.com286,960
Steampunk Tendencies414,774
Steampunk Chuck3,934
Steampunkorama37,104

 

Facebook Most Popular Groups

 

GroupMembers
Steampunkorama9,442
Steampunk Fashion263
Steampunk Makers Workshop7,269
Steampunk6,201
Steampunk!3,844

 

Most Popular YouTube Channels

 

ChannelVideo #Subscribers
Steampunk Design49211
Steampunk Starraisin624517
Steampunk General Store and Foundry715
Steampunk Sprocket6619
ProfessorUpsidasium52170
LunaGracie83487
Steampunk Artwork32943
Glimmar MC Steampunk46430

 

Popular Reddit Groups

 

GroupMembers
steampunk32,433
Imaginary Steampunk2,684

 

Scoop It Groups

 

GroupViews
steampunk1200
Edwardian Steampunk Culture5400
Steampunk, the new generation of DIY10600
Steampunk jewelry and copper wire wor4600
Steampunk Fiction3700
Steampunk Elsewhere1600

 

Pinterest Pinners

 

Podcast NamePresenterStar Rating Reviews
Steampunk Research & Development PodcastSteampunk R&D4N/A
Clockworker - SteampunkClockworker MediaN/AN/A
Traveler's Steampunk BlogUnknownN/AN/A
Steampunk Everthing's PodcastSteampunk Everything PodcastN/AN/A

 

Podcasts

 

Magazine NamePrice
Steampunk Magazine$8 per issue

 

Magazines

When there are magazines on the subject this is a great sign of a profitable market passionate people.

 

SiteSold For
steamprofile.com$2,000
steamhit.com$555
GaragePunk.com$2,500
SteamAddiction.com$1,100

 

Websites Sold On Flippa.com

Seeing websites that have already sold in the niche show a profitable and in demand niche.

It's also a great idea to get a look at what successful site owners have done and emulate them.

 

CompanySelling
Steampunk - Aliexpress.com‎Latest Collections are Available at Cheapest Prices. Buy Now & Save!
Quality Steampunk Glasses - myshopify.com‎Brand new 2015 round mirror lens Buy now, free shipping

 

Why Are People In This Niche

  • Some people enjoy the look, feel, and design of it - This means you can be as creative as you desire to be with your steampunk website.
  • Steampunk is more of an aesthetic thing. Many people find all of the gears, valves, steam, and bubbling liquids to look cool - this means you have a variety of choices to use to appeal to the people who are interested in steampunk.
  • Steampunk as an environmental design is just appealing to the eye. People mostly like it for the clockwork and overall rustic feel.
  • Its always about exploring and creating new things - as a marketer you'll have fresh things to bring to the table for your potential audience.
  • There's something about the way everything elegantly flows together in a maze of brass and copper that makes enthusiasts happy - this is an emotional side you can 'hack' into so you can appeal to your visitors.
  • People like the Steampunk genre because of the emphasis on science and invention.
  • There's always a tendency to view the past through modern eyes and imagining how different it would be if the people a century ago had this technology or that.
  • People who enjoy Steampunk tend to enjoy both Fantasy and Science Fiction - you'll be able to mix them both together into one site/ product for those people who may be interested.
  • People like the steampunk because there is more human ingenuity and bootstrapping their way along with massive machinery.
  • People appreciate steampunk for what it has to do with the classic, composed gentlemanly spirit and relatively primitive technical contraptions.

 

Most Common Topics And Questions

These questions / topics are problems that need solving. Solve them in your content and through your product recommendations and you'll have a happy audience ready to spend money.

Amazon, Clickbank and other networks have products which cater to these problems.

  • Where can I buy steampunk costumes
  • Where are the steampunk festivals
  • Where can I but steampunk contraptions
  • Learning the history of Steampunk
  • Most common products for Steampunk
  • How to break into the Steampunk industry
  • Target audience for steampunk

 

Who's Advertising In The Niche

Advertising is a strong sign of a profitable niche. People don't spend money on ads if they can't profit from it.

These are the 4 major advertisers on Google.com:

 

SiteSold For
steamprofile.com$2,000
steamhit.com$555
GaragePunk.com$2,500
SteamAddiction.com$1,100

 

Blog Topic Ideas

These are some proven blog topic ideas that would work well in this niche:

  1. Steampunk Jewelry Pays Homage to Vintage Science Fiction
  2. What Is Steampunk?
  3. 7 Things About Steampunk Your Boss Wants To Know
  4. The Worst Advice We've Ever Heard About Steampunk
  5. 20 Myths About Steampunk
  6. 10 Signs You Should Invest In Steampunk
  7. The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On Steampunk
  8. The History Of Steampunk Fashion
  9. 14 Common Misconceptions About Steampunk Fashion

For more ideas check out the following resources:
Steampunk Themed Home Décor

  • http://ideas.contentforest.com/
  • http://www.hubspot.com/blog-topic-generator

 

Reasons To Get Involved In This Niche

  • Considering 2005 as a base point, Steampunk has grown by almost 22 times in google searches
  • STEAMPUNK is a new market and is highly profitable.
  • Over 375,000 people are searching for just the most obvious keywords every month – showing huge online demand.
  • The target audience is both male and female aged 20 to 40 tend to have disposable income to spend – you can benefit from that spending.
  • Between the social media hubs and forums there's around 400,000 members meaning a huge pool of engaged traffic to tap into.
  • There's an endless array of content ideas in the niche including popular ones like “Steampunk Themed Home Décor” and “The History Of Steampunk Fashion” – create similar content but better and it's almost guaranteed to go viral.
  • People are passionate about this topic and ready to spend money, you can see they already buy steampunk jewelry and clothes it may as well be spent with you.
  • There's plenty of good domain names available including co and steampunk.one – pick one and get started.
  • Steampunk - Aliexpress.com‎ and Quality Steampunk Glasses - myshopify.com‎‎ are just two of the advertisers in this niche showing it must be profitable, people don't spend money on ads if they can't profit from them – get involved.

 

How To 'Hack' Your Way Into The Niche

You can have an up-to-date and relevant authority site on STEAMPUNK.

This niche has got it all – an obsessive audience with money to spend lots of products on sale, tons of social media sites, loads of blogs and forums with an easy to reach target audience.

You drive traffic from blog commenting, guest posting, forum marketing, interacting on social media with influencers.

You get your content ideas from seeing what's popular on other STEAMPUNK blogs and related blogs and simply write something bigger and better, bolder and stronger.  Make the other ones pale in comparison.

Your profits can grow in no time thanks to the passionate audience in this exciting niche market.

By networking with others in the niche, sharing their content and linking to them, your website will grow.  Just watch as they return the favor.

And don't forget to build your email list so you can continue to build your relationship with your audience, drive traffic back to your newest content, and promote to your audience.

 

What You'll Need To Get Started:

  • A reliable web-host from the likes of WP-Engine (or Bluehost if you're on a budget)
  • Image & graphics from Photodune from $1 (don't take images from Google you'll end up in legal trouble)
  • An auto-responder to build your email list and contact your customers – Aweber is just $1
  • The number #1 email capture tool on the market – OptinMonster, so you can grow your list fast.
  • A set of 12+ free tools that'll blow up your email list and exponentially grow your site from SumoMe.

 

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What You Can Use This Report For

There are no limits as to what you can use this niche report for, you'll find it useful whether you're looking to research new blog ideas, small product review sites, ecommerce, info-products or other business models.

HOWEVER most of the reports I create, including this one, make great topics for authority sites and blogs as I give you niches where there's a lot of money being spent AND huge demand, big online communities (forums, blogs, social media groups), lots of influential people to network with and a ton of good affiliate products to promote and more.

These niches make for great authority sites / blogs as they have multiple traffic sources, different ways to monetize, endless content ideas, easy to find traffic, scope for growth and more.

How you choose to use them is up to you but make sure you DO use them as simply researching will get you nowhere...taking action will!

 

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  1. Danny says:

    Man - just when I thought I found an untapped niche, all of your readers will be starting a Steampunk site. This was one of the niches I've chosen for 2016 and already started working on.

    Oh well. Great info though, very very thorough research.

    • NicheHacks says:

      Most people won't take action for various reasons. Many it just won't interest them. And there's really no such thing as an undiscovered niche anyway other people always know. This should have no affect on your plans.

    • Nader Qudimat says:

      Untapped? It's not untapped. Nothing is untapped except for time travelling and a real world Jurassic Park.

      Unless you're trying to be an inventor, you've got to position yourself as an innovator and just take action forward towards a niche that seems to be filled with what you call "competition".

      As you can see, there are many sub niches, and who said everyone has the same "plan" as you? If I start a weight loss for women site, is it going to scare the other million sites down and make them fear that i'm another one entering the niche?

      Probably not.

  2. sean says:

    Hey Stuart,
    Ive been chewing on an idea for a while, and this seems like the right time to ask.
    Are there any problems with starting a Fan site for popular TV/movie/comic books relating to a niche like this? Instead of targeting content based on GKP or other sources, itd take advantage of "common ground" that leads into the niche.

    This occured to me a while ago while i was thinking about how people interested in say Miami Vice would probably love certain kinds of clothes,shoes, and maybe even tropical vacation packages. Does that make sense?

    I ask because im not sure if there is some law that prevents fan sites from doing what im talking about, but steampunk lends itself beautifully with comics, TV, and film (usually adapted from comics)

  3. Scott Daly says:

    Awesome report! I've looked at this niche too, as part of my sci fi & fantasy mega blog/store of sorts, coming up. Great to have a clearer picture of my audience going in!

    One off-topic question, how does the "unlock content on share" feature on this work? I'd love to incorporate that myself. Is it a plugin?

    Thanks again and keep up the awesomeness!